About the Festival

The Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival, initiated by the capital city's authorities in 2005, is a presentation of the most interesting phenomena within the field of world culture and music. It is one of the biggest events of such kind in Poland, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. During the past twelve years of its existence, the Festival have permanently fitted into the multi-cultural landscape of Warsaw, building its character and prestige and gathering its own loyal audience. 192 individual artists and groups from 61 countries have presented their art within the Festival so far. Since the very beginning, the Festival has been organised by Stołeczna Estrada.

The main idea and mission of the Festival is to make Warsawians and visitors open to the cultural variety of modern world. The Festival wants to be like Warsaw itself and like the modern world - more and more open and sensitive to cultural and artistic variety, interested in others and interesting for others. It wants to be the event that is constantly evolving and exploring.

Journey into the most interesting musical regions will be accompanied by music workshops with world-class masters, documentary screenings, exhibition and a special programmes for children.

Sounds Like Poland is a project that has been organised in cooperation with Culture.pl since 2013. It combines together a series of concerts of Polish folk bands and an international expert debates on world music.